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#RoseMonth - Roses in watercolor

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Roses in watercolor by Doris Joa

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Category Painting
Type Painting
Subject Floral
Material Watercolor
Style Realist
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What was your source for this piece? Other
Tell us a little more about your inspiration. I love roses. I have a lot of roses in my own garden and I cannot wait to see them in full bloom each year. It is also very interesting to see the different stages, the bud, the full bloom, the spent flower and it is also so exciting to see how they change their colours then. When you think there is a white rose you will often see a lot of pink at the end of the full bloom stage. I spent a lot of time in my garden to observe them and to make photos to capture each stage.

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Especially when painting roses I think it is very important to use transparent colours. Soft layers are needed to describe the petals. And this is only possible with watercolors. These roses were created on different surfaces, 140 Lb cold pressed or hot pressed Watercolor paper or also 300 Lb cold pressed paper. But no matter which surface is used it is more important that my watercolor paints are transparent. I use paints from Schmincke, W&N, Daniel Smith - just the colours which I like. I paint with soft and light layers until I am happy with the richness of the colour. I also make sure that the edges are mostly soft to describe the petals the best. This all is very important when painting roses.

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Is the piece for sale? No

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? always use transparent layers

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